How to Know You’ve Really Conquered an Idol

How to Know You’ve Really Conquered an Idol

“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11 ESV

Lives shatter at the hands of idols, but the tiniest shards of glass can be pieced back together when we hand them over to our Healer. Jesus set the bar and paved the way for us, teaching us how to find the truth and live it. His greatest command is to “love.” Love God, and love each other. We’ve been given many gifts on this earth, but none greater than the gift of the cross, a pure expression of God’s love. When we operate out of love, we keep idols at bay.

Idols are anything or anyone we place before God. God’s rightful place is first in our lives. When He sits on the throne of our hearts, peace and contentment rule. Humanity’s struggle with idolatry is timeless. We struggle to trust God with our lives in their entirety. In order to understand idols, and what God says about them, it’s important to seek the truth at its source – the Bible. Ingesting and applying these Scriptures to our hearts will help us to expose and dethrone any idols that threaten to cut in front of God’s place in our hearts and lives.

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